Our students begin learning English since their first year, and from 3 years old onward, 35% of their curriculum is instructed in English. From 1st Primary onward, they start English now accounts for 40% of the school schedule as a vehicular language in teaching Natural Sciences, Arts, Robotics, Religion and Values.
Starting at 5th Primary, summer and/or academic exchange programs in Ireland, U.K, Canada and the United States are available. During these stays, students will be able to live either with a family or at boarding schools, while they go to class and participate in all sorts of leisure, culture and sports activities, as any native child would. The goal of these programs is to ease our students into their first contact with the English-speaking world as well as serve as a possible stepping stone for their international future. For more information:
Cambridge ESOL: Exams are taken for all levels, from YLE Starters up to Proficiency, as well as the specific test for teachers, TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). Students are prepared for these exams within the school schedule. The school also offers the possibility of taking other international exams for English and French, such as: TOEFL Junior Comprehensive and DELF.
This level accredits our school’s extensive experience in bilingual education, including development of teaching materials for subjects which use English as a vehicular language and teaching a third language: French.
Colegio Ábaco is a pioneer in the BEDA Kids program which offers methodologies and bilingual quality guidance at the Infants stage.
The school has native conversational teachers in English, who work inside the classroom, specially during English and Science lessons with three sessions per week.
Our students reach linguistic development in Spanish and English which allows them to communicate, represent and relate to their social environment in a highly competent way.
Develop the love and appreciation of both the English language, as well as for the associated cultures.
We build their skills through games and active participation, strengthening their reading, writing, comprehension and speaking abilities.
To accredit our students’ language competence, they take external exams which are internationally recognized: Cambridge and TOEFL (English) and DELF (French).